Team 8

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Team 8
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Team Information
Org Location
North America
Region
NA
North America
SponsorCyberPowerPC
Corsair Gaming
History
Created2013-12-26
Disbanded2015-10-07
Social Media & Links
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Team 8 is a North America based team founded in December of 2013. The team currently resides in their gaming house located in Southern California has been there since the creation of the team.

History[edit]

2014 Preseason and Formation[edit]

Team 8 was formed on December 26, 2013 by RicheRich, Guess8, chu8, Slooshi, and Dodo8. Soon after its formation, the team placed second in the Razer League of Legends Holiday Bash, losing to Team LoLPro. On January 17, RicheRich left the team.

2014 Season[edit]

On February 17, frommaplestreet and CaliforniaTrlolz joined the roster, and chu8 became a sub. It was with this lineup that Team 8 rose to prominence in the North American Challenger scene and eventually made the LCS.

In the first spring series of the NA Challenger Series, Team 8 qualified for the play-in but were defeated in the first round by vVv Gaming Red. In the second spring series, they qualified in the play-in, beating Kings of Tilt to face LMQ in the quarterfinals. They were defeated 2-1, leaving them without enough points to play in the playoffs for a slot in the summer promotion tournament.

Despite their inability to qualify for the 2014 LCS, the team stayed together and played in the Challenger Series once again; however, once again they were defeated in the first round of the play-in for the first summer series, this time to Necrofantasian. Finally, in the second summer series, Team 8 went all the way through the bracket, placing third in a 2-1 victory over LoL Pro for the third-place spot.

Concurrently with their less-than-stellar NACS performance, Team 8 gained attention in the North American Challenger scene for their performances in other Challenger scene events, winning the Black Monster Cup once, the Lone Star Clash 3, and then the Black Monster Cup a second time. Impressively, they finished second in the NACL Season 2, losing 3-1 to LMQ in the finals -- a team that seemed unbeatable in the Challenger scene at the time.

The second Riot-sponsored NACS Summer Series result placed Team 8 fourth in points overall in the NACS Summer Playoffs, and they were finally able to find success in a Riot-sponsored tournament, beating XDG Gaming, Team Coast, and Curse Academy to win the tournament and qualify for a spot at the 2015 LCS Spring Promotion Tournament. In the promotion tournament, Team 8 defeated compLexity 3-2 and qualified for the LCS.

After the promotion tournament, CaliTrlolz announced he would be stepping down from the team because he was unable to delay entrance to pharmaceutical school. However, he was successfully able to petition his school to delay for a year with the support of the community and remain on the team to play in the LCS.[1][2]

2015 Season[edit]

In February 2015, an article revealed that co-owner Sam Wang was also the owner of an Elo boosting website.[3] Two days later, he stepped down from his position as co-owner.[4]

In the spring split of the 2015 LCS, Team 8 initially slipped into ninth place after the fifth week. After a more successful end to the season, however, they climbed into a tie for the final playoff spot, but lost the tiebreaker to Team Liquid and settled into seventh with a 9-9 record. In the summer season, Slooshi temporarily left the team after the third week for personal reasons and was replaced by Goldenglue. Team 8 once again finished the regular season tied for seventh; however, this time, they lost to Cloud9 and were sent to the 2016 Spring Promotion Tournament. They chose Team Imagine as their Challenger opponent and beat them 3-1 to stay in the LCS for the spring season. After their victory, the team announced that Goldenglue would be their starting mid laner in the 2016 season.[5]

2016 Preseason[edit]

In October 2015, Team 8 was bought out by a new esports organization called Immortals. See the continuation of their history there.[6]

Timeline[edit]

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015

Player Roster[edit]

Former[edit]

R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
NA
PorpoisePops Braeden Schwark 12Jungle Immortalslogo std.pngImmortals 2014-04-112014-04-?? 2015-10-072015-10-07
NA
goldenglue Greyson Gilmer 13Mid Immortalslogo std.pngImmortals 2015-06-172015-06-17 2015-10-072015-10-07
NA
Nien Zach Malhas 14Bot Immortalslogo std.pngImmortals 2015-05-222015-05-22 2015-10-072015-10-07
NA
Dodo Kang Jun-hyeok (강준혁) 15Support Immortalslogo std.pngImmortals 2013-12-262013-12-26 2015-10-072015-10-07
NA
BrandonFtw Brandon Chen 21Sub/Top Top Dog Gaminglogo std.pngTop Dog Gaming 2015-03-112015-03-?? 2015-10-072015-10-07
NA
CheeseBeluga Linden Schwark 22Sub/Jun None 2014-11-112014-??-?? 2015-10-072015-10-07
EU
Alex Ich Alexey Ichetovkin 23Sub/Mid Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades 2015-01-122015-01-12 2015-10-072015-10-07
NA
maplestreet Ainslie Wyllie 24Sub/Bot Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades 2014-02-172014-02-17 2015-10-072015-10-07
NA
Slooshi Andrew Pham 23Sub/Mid Top Dog Gaminglogo std.pngTop Dog Gaming 2013-12-262013-12-26 2015-10-072015-10-07
NA
CaliTrlolz Steven Kim 11Top Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2014-02-172014-02-17 2015-09-112015-09-??
NA
Guess Phalamony Lee 12Jungle None 2013-12-262013-12-26 ???
NA
Chu Park Jae-hyung (박재형) 26Substitute None 2013-12-262013-12-26 ???
NA
RicheRich Brian Nguyen 11Top COGnitive Gaminglogo std.pngCOGnitive Gaming 2013-12-262013-12-26 2014-01-172014-01-17

Player League Participation[edit]

Playoff games are NOT included, but regular-season tiebreaker games ARE.

LCS

Player20132014201520162017201820192020Games
SpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummer
MaplestreetVelocity eSportsLogo std.pngTeam 8logo std.pngTeam 8logo std.png49
SlooshiTeam 8logo std.pngTeam 8logo std.pngPhoenix1logo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.png43
CaliTrlolzTeam 8logo std.pngTeam 8logo std.png38
DodoTeam 8logo std.pngTeam 8logo std.png38
PorpoiseTeam 8logo std.pngTeam 8logo std.png38
GoldenglueDignitaslogo std.pngTeam 8logo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngGolden Guardianslogo std.pngEglogo std.png116
NienTeamMRNlogo std.pngCounter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCounter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCounter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngTeam 8logo std.png96

Organization[edit]

Former[edit]

ID Name Position Next Team
LovePentaKills Eric Ma Owner/Manager Phoenix1logo std.pngPhoenix1
HISTORY TEACHER Chad Smeltz 80Head Coach Immortalslogo std.pngImmortals
Matthew Schmieder Head Analyst Team Frostbitelogo std.pngTeam Frostbite
CheesedBeluga Linden Schwark 80Analyst None
Elbion Josh Tuffs Analyst Chiefs Esports Clublogo std.pngChiefs Esports Club
HermesTheTurtle David Tu 80Analyst Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades
Sam Wang Co-Owner None
Decixx Spencer McKivigan Owner None

Tournaments[edit]

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place

Team 8 Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2015-09-06Q NA LCS 2016 Spring Promotion
3 : 1Team Imaginelogo std.pngIMG
 CaliTrlolz,  Porpoise,  Goldenglue,  Nien,  Dodo8,  History Teacher
2015-07-268 NA LCS 2015 Summer
6 - 12Blanklogo std.pngRR
 CaliTrlolz,  Porpoise,  Slooshi,  Goldenglue,  Maplestreet,  Nien,  Dodo8,  Matthew Schmieder,  History Teacher
2015-03-297 NA LCS 2015 Spring
9 - 9Blanklogo std.pngRR
 CaliTrlolz,  Porpoise,  Slooshi,  Maplestreet,  Dodo8,  Matthew Schmieder
2014-11-034$750$ 750€ 600 BMC North America 2014 Fall
0 : 2Zenith Esportslogo std.pngZEN
 CaliTrlolz,  Porpoise,  Slooshi,  LovePentaKills,  maplestreet,  Dodo8
2014-09-292$3,200$ 3,200$3,200 NESL Pro Series Season 10
1 : 2Team Coastlogo std.pngCST
 CaliTrlolz,  Porpoise,  No Eric No,  Slooshi,  maplestreet,  Dodo8
2014-09-11Q NA LCS 2015 Spring Promotion
3 : 2Complexitylogo std.pngCOL
 CaliTrlolz,  porpoisepops,  slooshi,  maplestreet,  dodo8
2014-08-241$16,000$ 16,000€ 12,080 NACS 2014 Summer Playoffs
3 : 1Curse Academylogo std.pngCA
 calitrlolz8,  porpoisepops,  slooshi8,  maplestreet8,  dodo8
2014-08-023$3,000$ 3,000€ 2,235 NACS 2014 Summer Series 2
2 : 1Team LoLPrologo std.pngPRO
 CaliTrlolz8,  PorpoisePops,  Slooshi8,  maplestreet8,  Dodo8
2014-07-111$1,000$ 1,000€ 735.43 ROCCAT King of the Hill 2013-2014 - Week 12
2 : 0Team LoLPrologo std.pngPRO
2014-06-111$7,500$ 7,500€ 5,475 BMC North America 2014 Summer
2 : 1Frank Fang Gaminglogo std.pngFFG
 CaliforniaTrlolz,  PorpoiseDeluxe,  Slooshi,  maplestreet,  Dodo8
Total Prize:USD 31,450

Highlight Videos[edit]

Interviews[edit]

Articles[edit]

  • 2015

Other Content[edit]

  • 2015

See Also[edit]

External Links[edit]

References[edit]